Buena Vista Social Club: Adios

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The musicians of the Buena Vista Social Club exposed the world to Cuba's vibrant culture with their landmark 1997 album. Now, against the backdrop of Cuba's captivating musical history, hear the band's story as they reflect on their remarkable careers and the extraordinary circumstances that brought them together.

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  • [A] thoughtful if somewhat scattered documentary ...

    October 20, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • ... Cuba's geriatric music troupe get a touching send-off in Lucy Walker's hagiographic but moving documentary.

    October 20, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Ed Potton

    Times (UK)
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  • The approach is pretty conventional, but the characters are so brilliant you'd struggle not to be swept up in it all.

    October 18, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Gail Tolley

    Time Out
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  • Unfortunately, Lucy Walker's "Buena Vista Social Club: Adios" plays more like a well-intentioned but unsatisfying addendum to Wenders' movie and Cooder's recording.

    May 26, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • After Adios, many longtime fans will want to chase the taste away with a stiff shot of the old stuff.

    May 26, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Despite any shackles, social or otherwise, music will always serve as a mode of liberation, an expression of love, and Buena Vista Social Club: Adios passionately asserts that idea.

    May 26, 2017 | Full Review…

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